Teatro S√£o Jo√£o

Focs/Vatre

based upon Feux, by Marguerite Yourcenar version María Velasco
directed by Carme Portaceli

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Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (Espanha), Yugoslav Drama Theatre (Sérvia)

Focs/Vatre

Description

The Belgian writer Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-87) published Feux in 1936. In that sequence of lyrical prose pieces based on figures from Greek mythology, Yourcenar addresses the unrest of her time, uncovering ‚Äúanother History‚ÄĚ, while making a transgressing reading of the classics. Revisiting the concept of love, she finds flesh and blood sisters in Clytemnestra, Antigone, Sappho, Mary Magdalene or Phaedra. Directing a Serbian-Spanish co-production, Carme Portaceli proposes a common emotional journey, labouring on Mar√≠a Velasco‚Äôs version. With a bewildering sense of humour, Focs/Vatre summons a group of testimonial characters, from yesterday and today, offering a lucid vision of their suffering. On this reflective crossfire between myth and contemporaneity, the characters (and us, the viewers) access a conscience that, in the words of the dramaturgist, will ‚Äúgive birth to the future‚ÄĚ.
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PROGRAM

INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTIONS SHOWCASE


Credits

based upon Feux by Marguerite Yourcenar version María Velasco directed by Carme Portaceli

set design Cube bz. costumes Marija Markovińá Milojev choreography Damjan Kecojevińá audiovisuals Miquel √Ängel Rai√≥ sound design Jordi Collet direction assistance Paula Blanco Barn√©s

cast Sloboda Mińáalovińá, Natasa TapuŇ°kovińá, Milena Vasińá, Nikola Rakońćevińá, Iva Manjolovińá, Damjan Kecojevińá and Rosa Renom, Kiwani Menolascina (video)

co-produced by Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (Spain), Yugoslav Drama Theatre (Serbia)

opening 2 Feb 2023 Ljuba Tadińá Main Stage (Serbia) playing time 2:00 Ages 12 and up


Show in Serbian and Catalan, Portuguese subtitles

Sessions

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